Marianne Stecher is professor of Danish and Scandinavian Studies and works in literature as well as cultural studies and history. Marianne oversees the Danish program at UW and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Scandinavian Studies as well as in the European Studies program. She has published monographs and articles on the works of Isak Dinsen (Karen Blixen), Thorkild Hansen, and Hans Christian Andersen and served as volume editor for two reference works on major Danish writers. Her most recent book, The Creative Dialectic in Karen Blixen’s Essays – On Gender, Nazi Germany, and Colonial Desire (2014) attracted wide attention in the Scandinavian press. Her current research is in cultural memory studies and focuses on Nordic narratives about the Second World War with a collorative book project entitled Nordic War Stories in progress. Professor Stecher serves activley on committees for American Scandinavian Foundation, Danish Academic Network in America, The Gudrun Gytel Scholarship Fund, and Modern Language Association (Scandinavian Section).
- Marianne T. Stecher. The Creative Dialectic in Karen Blixen's Essays: Gender, Nazi Germany, and Colonial Desire. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press/University of Chicago, 2014. pp. 276.
Kirstine Kastbjerg. Reading the Surface: The Danish Gothic of B.S. Ingemann, H.C. Andersen, and Karen Blixen.
Adviser: Marianne T. Stecher
- Marianne Stecher. "Karen Blixen on Feminism and Womanliness - 'En Baaltale med 14 Aaars Fosinkelse'." Scandinavian Studies 82.2 (2011): 191-232.
- Marianne Stecher. "Soldier’s Daughter: Karen Blixen and Nazism – ‘Breve fra et Land i Krig'." Scandinavian Studies 82.1 (2010): 53-95.
- Marianne Stecher. Danish Writers from the Reformation to Decadence. Dictionary of Literary Biography vol. 300. Detroit: Gale Group, 2004.
- Marianne Stecher. Twentieth-Century Danish Writers, Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol 214. Detroit: Gale Group, 1999.
- Marianne Stecher. History Revisited: Fact and Fiction in Thorkild Hansen's Documentary Works. Camden House: 1997.
Research Advised: Graduate Dissertations
Research Advised: Graduate Masters Theses
- Marianne Stecher To Deliver Keynote Lecture At H.C. Andersen and Community Conference - November 30, 2017
- What are you excited about doing in 2017-2018? Faculty Activities - October 27, 2017
- Evan Wright Defends Dissertation on Comparative Ecocritical Approaches to Finnish and American Literature - March 22, 2016
- Sweden and the Holocaust in the films of Roy Andersson - February 9, 2016
- Scandinavian Studies at the UW Study Abroad Fair - November 10, 2015
- Trgyve Ugland on Migration and Europe - October 30, 2015
- Marianne Stecher invited Keynote Speaker for AASSC at Congress 2015 for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa, June 2nd. - June 8, 2015
- New Course: SCAND 462 A- Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) & Modern Nordic Women: Public Intellectuals, Pundits, and Writers - March 12, 2015
- DANA (Danish Academic Network in America) Launches its New Website and Membership Drive. - February 3, 2015
- "Four Mariannes" Celebrated Together at the Annual BOGFORUM (Book Fair) in Copenhagen Nov. 8th - November 18, 2014
- Scandinavian Studies Announcements - September 24, 2014
- Faculty Spotlight - September 13, 2014
- POLITIKEN awards a five-heart review to book on Blixen by UW Professor of Scandinavian Studies - September 9, 2014
- Recent Nordic Literature in the News - March 13, 2013
- Nordic Cultural Festival at the Kennedy Center is in the news! - February 20, 2013
- New book on Karen Blixen - February 7, 2013
- Stecher-Hansen Appointed Scan|Design Professor - November 14, 2007
- Fourth International Andersen Conference - August 4, 2005